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Eggnog Scones

December 12, 2020 (Last Updated: December 14, 2020)

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Homemade Eggnog Scones are perfect for breakfast or for a snack during the holidays! Serve these tasty scones for Christmas breakfast. 

Two triangular scones topped with a glaze on a holiday plate.

Do you like eggnog? Then you will love these eggnog scones.   These scones have eggnog added to the dough and added to the glaze.

A baking sheet with golden scones.

During the holiday season I tend to bake up a storm. I have been baking my favorite holiday cookies including raspberry bow tie cookies, cranberry swirl cookies and Christmas sugar cookies.

I’ve also been baking holiday breads and scones. These eggnog scones are filled with eggnog and cinnamon and nutmeg. They are a favorite in our household this time of the year.

A drizzle onto a scone on a baking rack.

During the holidays, we often have eggnog in our refrigerator. We like to add it to our coffee in the morning. Because eggnog has so much flavor, I’ve started using in baking recipes. I’ve added it to these scones and I’ve added it in a cranberry coffee cake!

Two triangle shaped scones on a snowflake patterned plate.

Tips for Making Scones in the Food Processor

  • Place all dry ingredients in food processor – pulse until mixed.
  • Use cold butter cut into small 1/4 inch cubes.
  • Add butter to food processor and mix for 5- 7 seconds.
  • Add liquid – mix until dough begins to form together.
  • Dump dough and any dry mixture onto a counter. Lightly knead any remaining flour into dough.

Tips for Making Scones by Hand

  • Place all dry ingredients into a bowl – mix.
  • Use cold butter cut into small 1/4 inch cubes.
  • Add butter to dry mixture. Use you hands to incorporate butter into the flour. I  use my fingers to smear the butter and flour mixture together.
  • Add liquid and mix just until dough comes together.
  • Dump dough and any dry mixture onto a counter. Lightly knead any remaining flour into dough.
Two scones with topped with a glaze on a snowflake patterned plate.

How long will these scones keep?

Scones are best eaten within two days of baking. 

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Two triangular scones topped with a glaze on a holiday plate.

Eggnog Scones

Kathy
A perfect scone for the holidays! Eggnog scones are made with eggnog, and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
4.46 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scones
Calories 296 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup cold butter (cut into small pieces)
  • ¾ cup eggnog
  • 2 Tablespoons eggnog (for brushing scones before baking)

Glaze

  • cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons eggnog

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, add all dry ingredients.  Blend for 3-5 seconds until mixed.
  • Add butter. Blend for 3-5 seconds until butter is well incorporated with the flour mixture.
  • Add 3/4 cup of eggnog.  Blend until mixture forms together, 
  • Remove dough from food processor.  Knead dough a few times, blending in any of the flour mixture that didn’t blend into dough.
  • Form dough into a 8 inch circle.  Cut into 8 wedges. Place each wedge on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.  Wedges should be spaced 1/2 inch apart. 
  • Brush top of wedges with eggnog.  
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. 
  • Cool on a baking rack.

Glaze

  • Mix powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoons of eggnog.
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled scones. 

Notes

To make in food processor
  • Place all dry ingredients in food processor – pulse until mixed.
  • Use cold butter cut into small 1/4 inch cubes.
  • Add butter to food processor and mix for 5- 7 seconds.
  • Add liquid – mix until dough begins to form together.
  • Dump dough and any dry mixture onto a counter. Lightly knead any remaining flour into dough.
To make by hand
  • Place all dry ingredients into a bowl – mix.
  • Use cold butter cut into small 1/4 inch cubes.
  • Add butter to dry mixture. Use you hands to incorporate butter into the flour. I  use my fingers to smear the butter and flour mixture together.
  • Add liquid and mix just until dough comes together.
  • Dump dough and any dry mixture onto a counter. Lightly knead any remaining flour into dough.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sconeCalories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 193mgPotassium: 236mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 420IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1.6mg
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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Meridith
    December 12, 2020 at 9:56 am

    1 star
    I was so excited for these but they burned to a crisp after only 18 minutes in the oven. My oven is usually very accurate. Other recipes show a 400 oven. Had to throw them away. Sad 😢

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 13, 2020 at 3:49 am

      I’m so sorry these didn’t turn out for you.

  • Reply
    nicole (thespicetrain.com)
    January 7, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I LOVE eggnog and these scone look and sound delicious. Thank you for sharing, Kathy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Cheryl
    December 8, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Yum! These look good! I haven’t bought egg nog so far this year though. I’m not sure why, but avoiding the grocery store in December might have something to do with it!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      The stores are a bit crazy right now! You might need to do a quick dash in to grab some eggnog!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta De Angelis Nardelli
    December 6, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    5 stars
    Scones are my absolute favorite and I have never had an eggnog scone. These are going on my baking list as soon as I get back in the kitchen (I am away traveling right now). Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 6, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      You bet! Safe travels and happy baking!

  • Reply
    The Novice
    December 6, 2018 at 4:55 am

    I’m 24 years old – and can you believe I only tried eggnog for the first time last Christmas! Well now I’m obsessed and absolutely love it, so these are making me drool! Yum.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 6, 2018 at 5:33 am

      Eggnog does seem to be one of those love it or hate it things! I love it!!!

  • Reply
    Fred G
    December 4, 2018 at 7:02 am

    5 stars
    Eggnog and sconces. Good combo.

  • Reply
    Adina
    December 4, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Perfect looking scones! So inviting, they would go perfect with my coffee right now.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      They are perfect with a nice cup of coffee.

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    December 3, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    5 stars
    I just want to reach into my screen and grab one of these scones Kathy! That eggnog flavor! These sound amazing!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      The eggnog really shines through! It’s a taste you’ve just gotta love!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    December 3, 2018 at 5:55 am

    5 stars
    Yes! Love eggnog!! What a brilliant idea to make eggnog scones! I bet these would be so lovely Christmas morning. Gotta give these a try soon – the look heavenly, Kathy 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      These would be great for Christmas morning…or any morning for that matter! 🙂

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    December 3, 2018 at 5:38 am

    5 stars
    These scones sound phenomenal, Kathy! Like you, we keep eggnog in the fridge around the holidays. We try to limit ourselves to just 1 or 2 bottles, but I might have to sneak an extra bit in to make these scones. During this time of the year, I love waking up and making a legit breakfast…and these scones would totally qualify! Thanks so much for sharing this one. Hope you and the family had a great weekend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      It’s great to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee and a great breakfast! We just need to remember to take the time more often.

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